Faber & Faber FD killed and his wife kidnapped

THE FINANCE DIRECTOR of publishing house Faber & Faber has been killed and his wife kidnapped in Kenya.

David Tebbutt was shot and killed in the Kiwayu Safari Village resort located in the Kiunga Marine National Reserve in Kenya earlier this week. His wife Judith Tebutt was kidnapped and is still missing. The Kenyan army has been drafted in to help in the search for Mrs Tebbutt, The Independent reports.

Tebbutt had been finance director at Faber & Faber and joined the company in 2002. Prior to that he was managing director at publishing house the Harvill Press and has held FD roles at publishing companies Routledge and Sweet & Maxwell. He has also held sat for more than a decade on the board of Book Trade Charity which supports people in the publishing industry.

David Hicks, CEO of Book Trade Charity, paid tribute to Tebbutt in The Daily Telegraph and said: “He was a very good bloke, it’s quite devastating. He was very dedicated to us, he was such a nice guy.”

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